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New rules introduced to protect sea-run salmon fishery

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To help save New Zealand’s wild Chinook salmon species, a ground-breaking change to freshwater fishing regulations will introduce a season bag for sea-run salmon in the 2021/22 fishing season, in...

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North Canterbury Fish & Game Quiz

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Thanks for taking the North Canterbury Fish & Game Quiz.

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Nutrients In Rivers - How Much Is Too Much?

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Top New Zealand freshwater scientists have answered the question of how much nutrients should be permitted in our rivers to maintain ecosystem health.

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Q&A on the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game

Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers about the implementation of the Ministerial Review of Fish & Game.

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Precautionary winter closure of Upper Tekapo Canal sports fishery

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Angler concern over the sustainability of one of the world’s best “trophy” trout fisheries has led to a precautionary closure during the peak of the 2021 winter fishing season.

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Quacker of a morning greets duck hunters

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The weather conditions were in the duck's favour as the sun rose on the 2021 game bird season around the country.

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Only one day to go till the 2021 game bird season

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Around 45,000 kiwis will be counting down the hours on Friday to the start of the 2021 duck hunting season on Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 29-04-2021

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The “summer” season finishes up tomorrow, Friday the 30th of April; and this is the final weekly fishing report for the 2020/2021 fishing season.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 22nd April 2021

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The weather forecast for the weekend looks mixed for the weekend, with Saturday morning OK before a southerly change Saturday afternoon lasting until Sunday morning, where there is another window...

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Weekly Fishing Report for North Canterbury 15 April 2021

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The traditional fishing season is all but finished now and with rain forecast for much of the region Friday night, rivers are likely to become dis-coloured for a few days.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 9th April 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, the weather is going to be less than ideal this weekend.

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Thursday 1st April 2021

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Yesterday was the last day of the salmon fishing season which was celebrated with the annual Rangers Fishing Competition at the mouth of the Waimakariri River.

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Weekly Fishing Report - North Canterbury - 25 March 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report.

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Weekly Fishing Report – Central South Island - 18-03-2021

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The weather forecast is looking great for fishing this weekend with sunshine or high cloud, mild temperatures and light winds.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 18 March 2021

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The weather looks great for fishing throughout the region this weekend and into next week.

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Hugh Creasy Column March 2021

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Change is coming, chill winds from the south sweep through the forests.

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Fishing report for the North Canterbury Region Friday 12th March 2021

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Hello and welcome to the North Canterbury region fishing report, after a cool front moved through the South Island this week, the weather looks to be settled and calm this Saturday.

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Weekly Fishing Report North Canterbury 04 March 2021

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For the last week, river conditions have been favourable for anglers, however heavy rain in the alps yesterday discoloured the main rivers and with heavy rain forecast on Friday and...

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North Canterbury Fishing Report Friday 25th February 2021

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Until yesterday, where we received enough rain in the alps to discolour the main rivers, there had been no significant rain for around two weeks.

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Trout farming ban continuation welcomed

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The Government's decision to reject commercial trout farming is a responsible move and will come as welcome news to the 150,000 freshwater anglers throughout the country, says Fish & Game...

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